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School Choice Rally

Parents Know Best in South Carolina Education

Have you noticed bright, yellow scarves this week? It’s not in support of a sports team – schools, organizations and individuals across the nation are gearing up to celebrate education options.  It’s National School Choice Week. In education, one size doesn’t fit all. What’s right for one child might not be the same for another. School Choice […]

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Saying Goodbye Again - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Saying Goodbye Again

We’re back to the inescapable heat of the United Arab Emirates where temperatures vary from 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit from dusk to dawn. We are back to camel crossings and the multiple daily sounds of calls to prayer. We back to date trees and sand dunes. We have returned home. For the past 6 years, we’ve […]

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Take an Education Vacation - Go Around the World without Leaving Your Zip Code - Columbia SC Moms Blog - Calvert Academy

Take an Education Vacation :: Go Around the World Without Leaving Your Zip Code

Note:  This post is sponsored by and written in collaboration with South Carolina Calvert Academy. Have you ever thought of traveling around the world and back in one summer? It can be done for a very minimal cost and be educational for your family too! Each summer, my daughters pick a different country “to visit.” […]

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Confessions of a Failed Hippie Earth Mama - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Confessions of a Failed Hippie Earth Mama

During my pregnancy, you could smell my crunchiness from a mile away (and it smelled of incense, patchouli, and a vague sense of superiority). I did prenatal yoga every day. I lived on kale smoothies. I meditated. I ran regularly all the way until my 3rd trimester. I tie-dyed every white onesie I could get […]

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Two Things I Want to Say to the Mom of a Child with Special Needs - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Two Things I Want to Say to the Mom of a Child with Special Needs

For eleven years I worked as a Speech Pathologist in numerous settings. Most of my years in this profession were with the pediatric population. Some of these precious children were born with a birth defect or disease and some experienced a horrific accident causing a brain injury. Often times, I was immersed in the tragedy and difficult time in […]

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The Company Holiday Party

Did I Really Get a Sitter for This? The Company Holiday Party

‘Done decking the halls and checking the list twice? A little reward after wrapping is not unrealistic. An evening out disguised as a holiday-delight-date-night … oh, it’s the company holiday party. And if you’re lucky, you may get by only needing to bring the grocery prepared dish you so neatly placed on a dollar store platter to look […]

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Why I’m Grateful My Son Has Witnessed Natural Disaster Firsthand

Being a young couple that has made a habit of relocating around the country for assignments, my husband and I knew that we would adapt well to a coastal flip. This move was going to be different though. We had cross country travel down to a science with our caravanning canines, but this 3,000 mile transition included […]

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